In February at Over Easy we talked about tiny Aereo, Barry Diller’s startup company that streams broadcast television over the internet. Now, two years after it began, Aereo is arguing for its very existence before the Supreme Court, and the broadcast TV companies are hoping to shut it down. Even the Obama administration has sided with the broadcasters, filing an amicus brief asserting that Aereo is “clearly infringing” on the networks’ copyright by streaming content without permission.
|By: danps Sunday June 30, 2013 9:30 am|
A few weeks ago the reception on my satellite TV service mysteriously went kaput. I put in a service request and the company said the earliest anyone could get out was in a week. This gave us some time to live without any traditional broadcast television, and after a few days we were getting along without it pretty well. (I would think cable companies would prioritize service a little more in order to prevent customers from making that discovery, but apparently that’s a rare issue.)